The Art

Reuben Pater­son Lais­sez-faire, 2012 Glit­ter and syn­thetic poly­mer on can­vas 1200 x 1200mm


b.1973, Auck­land (Ngati Ran­gi­tihi and Ngai Tuhoe) Lives in New Ply­mouth

Reuben Pater­son is a dy­namic young artist known for his cre­ations in glit­ter and di­a­mond dust. Along with ex­hi­bi­tions at pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions through­out New Zealand, high­lights of his in­ter­na­tional ca­reer in­clude in­clu­sion in shows at the Musee du quai Branly, Paris, France (2011), Cam­bridge Univer­sity of An­thro­pol­ogy and Ar­chae­ol­ogy Cam­bridge, Eng­land (2007), and the In­ter­na­tional Bi­en­nale of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Na­tional Gallery, Prague (2007). Pater­son has un­der­taken a ma­jor com­mis­sion for the 6th Asia Pa­cific Tri­en­nial at the Gallery of Mod­ern Art, Bris­bane (2009) and for the Auck­land Art Gallery’s education cen­tre (2012). He is the re­cip­i­ent of sev­eral awards and res­i­den­cies in­clud­ing the Goyang Art Stu­dio res­i­dency: Asia New Zealand Foun­da­tion’s 2014 artist-in-res­i­dence ex­change (2014), the In­ter­na­tional Stu­dio Cu­ra­to­rial Pro­gram, New York City (2006) and the Moet et Chan­don Fel­low­ship, Avize, France (1997). Gow Langs­ford Gallery has rep­re­sented Reuben Pater­son since 2003.

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